Louise Branch Stewart
September 15, 1950 -
April 21, 2019

Visitation

April 24, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

April 25, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Louise Branch Stewart, age 68, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim McPeters and Danny Strain officiating. Burial will follow in Lynchburg Cemetery.

Louise was born on September 15, 1950 in Lynchburg, TN to the late Jess William and Johnnie Maude Baker Branch. She was a loving mother for her children as well as many foster children whom she took into her home and loved as her own. Louise was a member of the Bread of Life Church in Vanntown. Mrs. Stewart enjoyed watching wrestling, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was country music artist, Bill Anderson’s biggest fan! Louise passed away on April 21, 2019 at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include her children, Wendy (Danny) Strain, Trey (Sheena) Stewart, William (Brandi) Stewart, Sara Stewart, Shelby Stewart, Samantha Stewart, Tamra Stewart, Brett Stewart, Christina Goolsby, and Mary Tigue; grandchildren, Brittany Roberts, Shelby Moss, Tyler Moss Tanner Moss, Emma Moss, Sydney Bryant, Madison Stewart, Dayton Stewart, Rylan Stewart, Justyce Stewart, Piper Stewart, Aalyiah Smith, Eric Scott, Ethan Goolsby, Paige Hone, Jordan Tigue, Eli Tigue, Kaylee Tigue, and MaKayla Groce; great-grandchildren, John Turnbow, James Turnbow, and Victor Damm; and a sister, Johnnie Faye Smith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Stewart in 2014; siblings, Harvell, Christine, Elaine and Eugene Branch; and granddaughter, Mackenzie Dietz.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Louise Branch Stewart.

Video Services

14 Comments

  1. Paul Mcmillin

    Generous and kind a real sweet lady. She treated me like I was one of own kid’s. RIP

    Reply
  2. Holly Hamlin Potts

    Louise babysat my son at the age of 6wks, she loved and cared for him like a 2nd Mom. He had to be hospitalized at the age of 2mos and she would go daily and sit with him there. She loved with all her heart those she cared for and I will always have a special place in my heart for the warm love she gave my son. RIP sweet Louise

    Reply
  3. Lynn Dunn

    We are so sorry to read of Louise passing. She was always sweet and a very loving person to everyone.

    Reply
  4. Tasha

    I was one of those foster kids she took in and loved as her own. When DCS came and took me I cried. She cried. I asked her why couldn’t I stay? Her answer was simple. “Tasha, you have a mom that loves you and wants you back home wit her”. I wasn’t a child in foster care because of my parents. I was there because I done wrong. I remember watching Louise and JC and thinking I wanted a love like theirs. I wanted a heart like hers. She was a true inspiration to anyone that came into their home. They always took us in with open arms and the reason we were in foster care didn’t matter. She changed my life. She changed my heart. I remember my foster sister Christina whom I was so jealous of because Lousie got to be her mom. I wanted her as my mom. Although, I loved my mom very much she was nothing like Louise. Weeks after I left the Stewart home I cried. When I was taken from them I was going back home to my mother but in my heart Louise was the mother I had always wanted. I can’t believe she’s gone. My heart breaks for her family and myself. She was a one of a kind woman who I will never forget. I love you Louise and I know you are in heaven right now with JC smiling and if I know JC he can’t take his eyes off of you. God took the best woman that walked this earth. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  5. Melana Hydrick

    Trey and Wendy, I’m very sorry for your loss. Your sweet mother was truly a blessing to so many people, and I am heartbroken for you and all of her children and grandchildren. I know she will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  6. Chelsey Nunley

    Louise was my aunt and was awesome such a pleasure to be around.. she was always checking up on me since my mom passed.. she was an amazing woman and she’ll be greatly missed
    Love you aunt Louise

    Reply
  7. Sue Cary Simmons

    My classmate and my friend Louise. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. A beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. God Bless .

    Reply
  8. Lisa Barnes

    Love You Louise Stewart A Great Person Great Women.

    Reply
  9. Mary Ashley

    I have lost my best friend she was a person that I could talk to about everything Church wrestling and music and of course Avon she loved her Avon. I will miss her so much she will always be loved. see you on the other side one day my friend.

    Reply
  10. Kenneh Ashley

    Louise is a wonder Lady inside an out she was love by many an will be greatly missed by everyone Love U All

    Reply
  11. Kenneth Ashley

    Louise is a wonder Lady inside an out she was love by many an will be greatly missed by everyone Love U All

    Reply
  12. Ashlie Trotter

    So sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  13. Brett Stewart

    Louise had the kindest heart anyone could hope for. As one of the many children whose life was changed by her, I’ll miss this amazing woman terribly as I go on with my life and my career.

    Reply
  14. Bill Anderson

    I am so saddened by the passing of my friend and fan, Louise Stewart. She supported me and my career in country music for many years, and I never had a more loyal person in my corner. I will miss her warm, friendly smile at my concerts, along with those of the children and foster children she brought to see me. Rest in peace, my friend, and thank you. Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Country Music Hall of Fame.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Memories

14 Comments

  1. Paul Mcmillin

    Generous and kind a real sweet lady. She treated me like I was one of own kid’s. RIP

    Reply
  2. Holly Hamlin Potts

    Louise babysat my son at the age of 6wks, she loved and cared for him like a 2nd Mom. He had to be hospitalized at the age of 2mos and she would go daily and sit with him there. She loved with all her heart those she cared for and I will always have a special place in my heart for the warm love she gave my son. RIP sweet Louise

    Reply
  3. Lynn Dunn

    We are so sorry to read of Louise passing. She was always sweet and a very loving person to everyone.

    Reply
  4. Tasha

    I was one of those foster kids she took in and loved as her own. When DCS came and took me I cried. She cried. I asked her why couldn’t I stay? Her answer was simple. “Tasha, you have a mom that loves you and wants you back home wit her”. I wasn’t a child in foster care because of my parents. I was there because I done wrong. I remember watching Louise and JC and thinking I wanted a love like theirs. I wanted a heart like hers. She was a true inspiration to anyone that came into their home. They always took us in with open arms and the reason we were in foster care didn’t matter. She changed my life. She changed my heart. I remember my foster sister Christina whom I was so jealous of because Lousie got to be her mom. I wanted her as my mom. Although, I loved my mom very much she was nothing like Louise. Weeks after I left the Stewart home I cried. When I was taken from them I was going back home to my mother but in my heart Louise was the mother I had always wanted. I can’t believe she’s gone. My heart breaks for her family and myself. She was a one of a kind woman who I will never forget. I love you Louise and I know you are in heaven right now with JC smiling and if I know JC he can’t take his eyes off of you. God took the best woman that walked this earth. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  5. Melana Hydrick

    Trey and Wendy, I’m very sorry for your loss. Your sweet mother was truly a blessing to so many people, and I am heartbroken for you and all of her children and grandchildren. I know she will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  6. Chelsey Nunley

    Louise was my aunt and was awesome such a pleasure to be around.. she was always checking up on me since my mom passed.. she was an amazing woman and she’ll be greatly missed
    Love you aunt Louise

    Reply
  7. Sue Cary Simmons

    My classmate and my friend Louise. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. A beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. God Bless .

    Reply
  8. Lisa Barnes

    Love You Louise Stewart A Great Person Great Women.

    Reply
  9. Mary Ashley

    I have lost my best friend she was a person that I could talk to about everything Church wrestling and music and of course Avon she loved her Avon. I will miss her so much she will always be loved. see you on the other side one day my friend.

    Reply
  10. Kenneh Ashley

    Louise is a wonder Lady inside an out she was love by many an will be greatly missed by everyone Love U All

    Reply
  11. Kenneth Ashley

    Louise is a wonder Lady inside an out she was love by many an will be greatly missed by everyone Love U All

    Reply
  12. Ashlie Trotter

    So sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  13. Brett Stewart

    Louise had the kindest heart anyone could hope for. As one of the many children whose life was changed by her, I’ll miss this amazing woman terribly as I go on with my life and my career.

    Reply
  14. Bill Anderson

    I am so saddened by the passing of my friend and fan, Louise Stewart. She supported me and my career in country music for many years, and I never had a more loyal person in my corner. I will miss her warm, friendly smile at my concerts, along with those of the children and foster children she brought to see me. Rest in peace, my friend, and thank you. Bill Anderson – Grand Ole Opry – Country Music Hall of Fame.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.